Ag Life

Wed
15
Aug

Meyer family farm, four generations of history

Thursday night at the Hamilton County Fair welcomed a special moment for the Meyer family. There the Meyers were presented with the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award, honoring their family for 100 years of farm ownership.
Eligibility for this award included a minimum of 40 acres that continues to operate as a farm or ranch, the same family having continuously owned for a minimum of 100 years and ownership having been passed down from the original buyer through family, marriage or adoption.

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Wed
08
Aug

Janzen visits capitol as part of leadership program

Aurora native Evan Janzen took time off of his busy summertime schedule to visit Washington, D.C. as part of a group of leaders selected by the Nebraska Corn Board to attend the annual Corn Congress.
“It’s a summer meeting every year with the National Corn Growers Association,” Janzen said.

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Wed
01
Aug

Detasseling starts, ends early for this season’s workers

The 2018 detasseling season, a usual two to three week process, is currently in its final stages of clean up and for some, already complete.
“Usually, we’re done in about an 18 to 20 day range,” said Bill Hunter, Syngenta Seeds plant manager.
In past years, detasseling got its start around mid-July and ended towards the end of the month or the beginning of August. Apart from the typical, this year the process started even sooner for almost everyone involved due to unusually early warm temps, early planting and the high amount of rain received -- all key players in making corn grow.

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Wed
25
Jul

Grain Place field tour, farm day showcase organic

Kyle Garner, CEO of Organic India, was the featured speaker at the 25th annual farm tour and field day hosted by Grain Place Foods July 14. He posed a question to the audience, asking how a regenerative agriculture model that has gained traction in India could be applied to the food system in the United States.
“I am here because I believe in this idea and there is a discussion I wanted to get started about how we rebuild the food system, here and abroad, based on a model of empowering and working with small family farmers and creating an environment where people can make a living -- a good quality living -- while providing healthy and more nutritious food,” Garner began.

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Wed
18
Jul

Upkeep of county fairgrounds a Parker family task

Though relatively new to the groundskeeping job at the fairgrounds, the Parker family said that they always wanted to do it.
“We were totally like ‘We want to do it,’” said Amber Parker, mother of the Parker clan and head groundskeeper.  “There was no question. I mean it was ‘We want it, we’re going to do it.’”
Amber and her husband Brad took up the position officially in April. The couple admitted that it was, and still is, a learning process. Luckily, the pair receives help from multiple directions.

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Wed
11
Jul

List of fairgrounds improvements points toward success, enjoyment this year

With the Hamilton County Fair just a few weeks away, it is to no surprise that many renovations and improvements are being made to the entirety of the fairgrounds.
Allen Charlton, one of many directors on the Hamilton County Fair Board, proudly named off all the big-ticket changes that have been made so far, as well as a few that are still underway.

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Tue
03
Jul

Field day educates on cover crops, weed management

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension services provided a free weed management and cover crops field day June 27 featuring unique demonstrations for nearly 120 participants during which research findings were presented on cover crops, termination dates and how they could either be beneficial or harmful to weed management for cash crops. For more details, see this week's print or e-edition.

 

Wed
27
Jun

Summertime ban on sale of E15 impacts commerce, farmers

In a recent letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, 55 community leaders from the Midwest including Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen urged Purdue to take action to lift the summertime ban on the sale of E15.
“Starting June 1 , outdated federal regulations cut off millions of drivers from a lower-cost fuel that supports farmers and rural manufacturing,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, a trade association that represents ethanol producers.

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Wed
20
Jun

Equine muscle therapy clinic tour stops in Aurora

The Hamilton County fairgrounds horse corrals welcomed a handful of horses and interested onlookers to a special equine muscle therapy presentation June 13-14.
Gary Wells, expert equine muscle therapist, traveled all the way from his home in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to showcase a new technique in caring for both horses and their human counterparts. He said he is helping introduce the technique to the United States in what he calls the “new age of horsemanship.”

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Wed
13
Jun

Curt Friesen takes pride, joy in life as a farmer

State legislators may not always seem like it, but beyond the suits and ties and long days at the capitol building they are ordinary people with ordinary lives.
Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen is no exception and spends his days off from Lincoln at his farm near Henderson where he grew up. He has been farming since 1976 and currently grows irrigated corn and soybeans.

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